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Julien Archez

After having completed a DUT in Physical Measurements in Saint Etienne, I joined the INSA Lyon engineering school in Materials Science and Engineering in 2010. I did internships on the study of pre-ceramic polymers at the Multimaterials Laboratory and Interfaces in Lyon as well as on the study and characterization of perovskite ceramic powders in Stockholm. My project and my end-of-study internship were carried out on the study of cortical bone by nano-indentation and on the synthesis of bioactive glasses in the Noraker company in Villeurbanne. I then worked 18 months within Fives Keods as a metallurgical engineer where I studied the detection of faults on Arcelor Mittal production lines. After a year-long trip around the world, he worked within Areva (Le Creusot) with Agap2 in order to analyze the mechanical tests carried out on the tanks and steam generators of nuclear power plants. I finally started a thesis in 2017 funded by Andra on the study of geopolymer composites and their shaping by additive manufacturing for the storage of high-level nuclear waste in collaboration with IRCER (Limoges) and the laboratory Navier (Champs sur Marne). My skills are the synthesis and physico-chemical, structural or mechanical characterization of ceramic materials, metals, polymers and composites.

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Camille Boutemy

After studying at the Paris-Est school of architecture and at the Technische Universität Müenchen, Camille graduated as an architect in July 2018.


She conducted a short research on the deformation of plates by the incision, a subject combining architecture, matter and geometry during her Master thesis supervised by Marc Mimram, Jean-Aimé Shu and Margaux Gillet.


She also benefited from professional experience, in particular by integrating the team of the Barthélémy Grino architects agency as a designer facade, but also as an architecture consultant with the Ariane Group company.


Camille obtained funding thanks to the [MA] N (Materiality and Digital Architectures) project awarded by I-site FUTURE Impulsion in order to carry out a thesis at the Navier laboratory in the Materials and Architectured Structures department. This thesis aims to model and produce deformable architectural formwork, and is directed by Olivier Baverel (Navier Laboratory), co-supervised by Arthur Lebée (Navier Laboratory) and Marc Mimram (OCS Laboratory at EAVT).

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Paul Carneau

A graduate of the Civil Engineering and Construction department of the École des Ponts et Chaussées in 2013, Paul began his professional career with a VIE (International Volunteering in Business) with Bouygues Construction in Ukraine, as an engineer on the construction project of the Ark containment of reactor no. 4 from Chernobyl, where he worked on the design, development and installation of the structure's sealing systems. In 2016, he joined the new specialized master “Design by Data” on parametric design and digital manufacturing.


His professional thesis in collaboration with Mladen BAbic and under the supervision of Olivier Baverel focused on the study of a hybrid structure composed of an elastic gridshell in composite material supporting a masonry vault.

Following the master Paul started a doctoral thesis at the Navier laboratory supervised by Olivier Baverel, Romain Mesnil and Nicolas Roussel.His work focuses on 3D printable forms based on cementitious materials, and is based on a study of traditional masonry structures (domes, barrel vaults, cantilever), coupled with a characterization of the printable material, and an analysis of the freedom of shaping brought by robotics. Full-scale experiments are carried out in the 3D printing cell of Build'in to validate the concepts developed during this thesis.


Léo Demont

Léo Demont is a doctoral student in the Architectural Materials and Structures (MSA) team at the Navier laboratory. He is working on the development of a full scale 3D printing process for concrete reinforced with long fibers.


Léo studied architecture at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais. He worked in several architectural agencies and co-founded Dynamorphe in 2017, a collective of architects federated around the creation of interactive inflatable structures. He actively participates in the creation of innovative demonstrators exhibited in renowned art sites and scientific events, such as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the 60th congress of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) .


In 2018, Léo joined the University of Paris-Est where he collaborated in the establishment of the DiXite network and in the development of robotic experimental means until the start of his doctorate in 2019. He also took part in teaching activities on digital architectural design and robotics at the ENSA Paris-Malaquais and the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech.

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Nicolas Ducoulombier

Nicolas Ducoulombier comes from the north of France. He studied engineering at HEI in the field of Buildings, planning and architecture, where he also took architecture courses at the Saint-Luc Institute. He developed this link between architecture and engineering during his internship in the architect-engineer firm Samyns and Partners. In 2014, he did his last year on exchange at the Sejong University in Seoul. He then became more specifically interested in the behavior of materials and structures during a semester, then in the structure optimization laboratory for his end of study project.


Upon his return to France in 2015, he joined the MSc program "AMMS: Multiscale Approach for Materials and Structures", where he developed in-depth knowledge of mechanical modelling. At the same time, he was responsible for setting up the monumental work of artist Oscar Lloveras on the forecourt of the Museum of Arts and Crafts as Technical Manager for the Japanese company Saga Yasei. It was after his master's internship at IFSTTAR, concerning the study of the influence of corrosion of reinforcements on the mechanical properties of the Steel-Concrete interface, that he joined the Navier laboratory in October 2016 for a doctoral thesis on strengthening concrete for 3D printing.


Since then, his research has been situated at the frontier between several fields: formulation, rheology and micromechanical properties. He is co-author of a patent on a reinforcement process for robotic extrusion. These other contributions are, on the one hand, the development of an experimental methodology for automatic characterization of the threshold of the extrudate at the outlet of the nozzle; and on the other hand, the study of the mechanical properties of the interface between a continuous reinforcement and the cementitious matrix based on reverse analysis and direct observations by X-ray microtomography techniques.

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Julien Glath

Julien is a State-certified architect since 2018, from the Master Matière à Penser at the School of Architecture of the City and Territories of Paris-Est.


He obtained his BA in Architecture at the National School of Architecture of Nancy before joining the Master directed by Marc Mimram and Philippe Barthélémy.


During his MAaster Thesis, he worked on deployable structures, supervised by Marc Mimram, Jean-Aimé Shu and Margaux Gillet. This thesis allowed him to obtain a Research mention andlead him to enrich his curriculum with a doctorate.


After a professional experience with Barthélémy Griño Architects, Julien is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Architectural Materials and Structure, of the Navier laboratory, thanks to the funding of an Impulsion I-Site FUTURE project. His thesis focuses on the construction and deconstruction of wooden structures using robotic tools. This thesis is directed by Olivier Baverel (Navier, ENPC), co-supervised by Marc Mimram (OCS, EAVT) and Tristan Gobin (HAL Robotics). Julien is the 2019 recipient of Palladio Foundation grants.

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Kateryna Kuzmenko

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Sébastien Maitenaz

Sébastien is currently a doctoral student in a CIFRE thesis between ISC (Vinci Construction) and the Navier laboratory of the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. He studied structural engineering and civil engineering at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and obtained his engineering degree in 2018.


Having developed an interest in the relationship between structure and architecture, he applied his multidisciplinary skills during internships at Maffeis Engineering - where he took part in the design of the retractable roof of Roland Garros - and at VSA Korea - where he worked as facade engineer and developed a new type of window, the Ublo.


His research work focuses on the automation of construction processes. More specifically, Sébastien relies on recent developments in digital design and manufacturing tools (robotic assemblies, topological optimization, parametric design, etc.) to propose new methods for the design and construction of reinforced concrete structures, such as beams or slabs. Its first results relate to the assembly of cages of beam reinforcement optimized and more economical in material.

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Mahan Motamedi

Mahan Motamedi is a computational architect and researcher. Being absorbed by the mud structures in ancient civilizations and having a passion for futuristic approaches toward the construction industry, he chose to quit the architecture and model making profession and devote his time to research on the scaffold-free methods of robotic additive manufacturing of soil structures.


Currently, he is a part of the GSA laboratory from École Nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais and has collaborated with the Navier Laboratory from Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech as a research assistant for the design and construction of a 3D-printed truss wall.